Counseling Sexual and Gender Minorities

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A practical, accessible, and comprehensive resource on counseling sexual and gender minorities, this text offers readers broad and inclusive coverage of current theory, research, and counseling applications for use with sexual and gender minority clients. With an emphasis on applying theory to practice, the book contains experimental learning activities, practical resources, current strategies, and interdisciplinary insights, making this text a vital resource for those students seeking complete training in gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered counseling issues.

 

Since one of the most essential areas for counselors to focus on is understanding the helping professional as “person,” Counseling Sexual and Gender Minorities includes a chapter devoted solely to stimulating students to explore their own beliefs, and attitudes towards sexual and gender minorities. In addition, personal exploration exercises throughout the book develop and facilitate this internal investigation and aid readers in recognizing their own fears or phobias and the barriers that people commonly experience in terms of counseling sexual and gender minorities.   

 

In addition, author Lynne Carroll explores ways that the unique intersections of race, ethnicity, religion, disability and socioeconomic status shape gender and sexual minorities. Specifically, this text includes coverage of issues related to sexual health and employment and workplace discrimination and the role of helping professionals as advocates for sexual and gender minorities.

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COUNSELING SEXUAL AND GENDER MINORITIES

Lynne Carroll

 

This text is a practical, accessible, and comprehensive resource on counseling sexual and gender minorities.  It offers readers broad and inclusive coverage of current theory, research, and counseling applications for use with sexual and gender minority clients.  With an emphasis on applying theory to practice, the book contains experimental learning activities, practical resources, current strategies, and interdisciplinary insights, making this text a vital resource for students seeking complete training in gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered counseling issues.

 

UNIQUE FEATURES

  • Coverage of sexual as well as gender minorities helps students learn to counsel clients who are not only gay, lesbian, or bisexual, but also transgendered or transsexual.
  • Coverage of advocacy and social justice empowers readers with specific strategies to participate in social advocacy for marginalized minorities.
  • Case studies located throughout the book allow students to understand practical applications of theory through real-life examples.
  • An array of creative learning activities, including film assignments with corresponding discussion questions, self-reflection exercises, and role-playing activities, promote self-reflection and critical thinking about issues that are the source of continued debate and controversy in the helping professions.

 

WHAT REVIEWERS HAVE TO SAY

 

“This text will transform the education of students who work with GLBT issues by prioritizing the T as well as the GLB.  This is a volume rich with the latest research and clearly articulated approaches to working with LGBT clients.  In addition, this text is inclusive of all types of helping professions, including counseling, social work, and psychology... It presents current controversies in an unbiased fashion, opening up the way for students to reflect, discuss, and determine for themselves where they fall with debates.”

--Sharon Horne, University of Memphis

 

“The inclusion of both sexual and gender minorities makes this text really stand out, as well as its attention to diverse subpopulations including youth, couples, and families.”

--Julie Ancis, Georgia State University

 

“The activities are excellent–the self-reflection activities, case studies, and the library, media, and Internet resources.  These are used in an excellent manner to allow the reader to apply the material.  Individuals using this text would be able to incorporate these activities into their classroom lessons, workshop presentations, and group/individual counseling situations.”

--Tony Cawton, Clemson University

About the Author:

Lynne Carroll is the graduate director and a professor of counseling psychology at the University of North Florida. She has been a counselor educator and program director of mental health counseling for several years and has practiced as a psychologist and counselor in private practice, community and university settings.  She is author of numerous articles and book chapters on sexual and gender minority issues.

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